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Hello

I understand that things might be difficult for you and you might be considering further support.  It can be confusing to choose the right therapist - and you may not even be sure what you are looking for. 

If you are ready to start your counselling journey but still have some questions about it, feel free to contact me and we can have a quick conversation to help you decide whether I'm the right person for you.

If you need support urgently, please know you are not alone. You can seek assistance through the crisis numbers listed on my ‘Further Support’ page.

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A little about me and how I work

I qualified as a person-centred counsellor through the University of Warwick and have been working with adults in Warwickshire as a counsellor/psychotherapist for four years.  I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP) and am also fully qualified to work online.  I love to learn, so have undertaken plenty of further development to complement my practice and increase my understanding in different specialties.  Overall, I believe I am a down-to-earth, community-minded and compassionate individual, drawn to counselling/psychotherapy through a desire to help others and promote individual and community well-being.  

My work so far has mainly involved working with trauma clients on a one-to-one and group basis.  I have found that a traumatic event can often spill into many other parts of life.  Often, the clients I have worked with have experienced life events that have led to anxiety, feeling on edge, depression, irregular sleep patterns, low self-esteem, grief, inner conflict, self-harm, substance misuse, feelings of grief, poor relationships, dis-regulation and self-blame.  I have worked with people whose reality has been complicated by experiencing the world through a neurodiverse lens, and others who felt their identity was diminished by their social environments, when society had seemed to prescribe a way of being that did not fit with who they were inside. 

I do not see emotional distress as a medical issue, though you may be considering working with me to complement prescribed treatment. I believe our personal response to trauma is all relative in the context of our own lives, and we cannot measure or assume how a person should respond.  So I work with the cause, not the symptom.  I seek to understand your experiences from your perspective.  I have no expectations for who you ought to be or judgments over who you are - I invite you to just be yourself. 

 

I work on the basis that issues often arise when we have been exposed to difficult or unsuitable environments.  I think that when conditions are hostile or do not meet our needs, we can lose sight of what we're capable of, what we deserve, and available opportunities.  When this happens, it might be overwhelming or make us feel like giving up. 

 

Just as we would not expect a plant to grow if it were starved of light, food and water;

people cannot thrive if they do not have their practical, safety, love or recognition needs met. 

 

In aspects of life where you might feel dis-empowered, I can support you in navigating your path. Through working together in a relational way,  I believe you can change and live an easier and more fulfilling life.

 

  

 

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